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How we will preserve and develop our woodlands over the next 50 years.

First published:
13 May 2021
Last updated:


In 2018, we published the latest version of Woodlands for Wales, our 50 year strategy for woodlands and trees in Wales. 

The strategy outlines Welsh Government’s vision and targets for Wales’ trees, woodlands and forest. It is built around four strategic themes:

  • responding to climate change
  • woodlands for people
  • a competitive and integrated forest sector
  • environmental quality

Action plan

The action plan sets out the short-term actions and activities to deliver the long-term ambitions of Woodlands for Wales.

The plan covers a 5 year period. It identifies:

  • underpinning principles
  • delivery mechanisms, and
  • priority actions

needed to implement the strategy. It makes progress towards achieving its vision and outcomes.


The Woodlands for Wales Indicators reports measure our progress towards the high level outcomes described in Woodlands for Wales.

The 23 indicators cover changes in the area and nature of Welsh woodlands and trees. They also monitor the goods and services they deliver.

The latest report includes:

  • data sources
  • the desired trend for each indicator
  • baseline information, where available
  • commentary setting out relevance, key points and any notes to give context to the data